Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins - 5/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins - 5/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins (16-19) vs Washington Nationals (12-25)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:40 pm (loanDepot park)

Pablo Lopez (4-1) (1.26) vs Josiah Gray (4-3) (4.34)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins -152 / Washington Nationals +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at loanDepot Park. The Marlins have won the first two games of this series and the Nationals only scored three runs during them. 

The Marlins come into this game with a 17-19 record overall but they have looked impressive to start the series. The Marlins first run came in the 5th inning, but it didn’t matter because of how good the pitching was. The Marlins are giving up only 3.72 runs per game which is 8th best in the league. Jazz Chisholm has been the best player for the Marlins hitting six home runs and driving in 25 RBIs. 

The Nationals come into this game with a 12-26 record overall and they have lost three games in a row, and during the three-game streak they have only scored three runs total. The Nationals pitching has been a big issue,and they are giving up 5.34 runs per game. Josh Bell has been the top player for the Nationals hitting four home runs and driving in 22 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Nationals will be Josiah Gray who sits with a 4-3 record and an ERA of 4.34. In his last start against the Astros, he went six innings giving up six hits and six earned runs. 

On the mound for the Marlins is Pablo Lopez who sits with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 1.05. In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers, he went seven innings giving up three hits and one run. 

The Nationals are 5-0 in Gray’s last five road starts. The Marlins are 1-6 in Lopez’s last seven games played on Wednesday. The over is 7-1 in the Marlins last eight home games. The over is 6-1 in the Marlins last seven home games against a right handed starter. 

The Marlins have won each of the first two games on the run line, and they are going to do it again here. Lopez currently sits with a 1.05 ERA, and the Nationals have only scored three runs total in this series. Back the Marlins on the run line.

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